May 27th, 2020 update: we're getting more Crazy Bars in August. Stay tuned!
"A few trips ago I couldn’t imagine riding a bike without road handlebars. But after 4000km+ on the Crazy Bars, I have zero intention of switching back." Find the full review of our Crazy Bars on CyclingAbout here.
These bars are intended for touring on paved and unpaved roads, single and double track, gravel and crushed limestone, and everything in between. The main, swept back section provides good control on rough and tumble surfaces, while the the bullhorn section offers a streamlined position for smoother roads and headwinds. The center portion replicates the top of a drop bar, and placing your hands at the junctions is not unlike riding on the hoods.
The main bar uses a 22.2mm grip area so MTB grips, levers, and shifters fit. The "horns" are 23.8mm, so road components such as inverse brake levers and bar-end shifters are compatible. Stem clamp area is 31.8mm.
Crazy Bars are made from 6061 aluminum and are heat treated. Weight is pretty reasonable at around 470g. MTB-rated and available in sand-blasted Silver and Noir.
- Stem Clamp: 31.8mm
- Grip (sweeps): 22.2mm
- Grip (extensions): 23.8mm
- Sweep: 45 deg
- Weight: 450g
- Width: 666mm
- Horn Width: 400mm
Note: Oversize charges may apply when this item is shipped outside the contiguous US (e.g., Alaska, Hawaii, international, and military addresses). Free shipping discount may not apply. We will notify you of shipping charges prior to shipping.
As a rule I think drops are better than flat bars. That said, these are supremely comfortable. The wrist angle mimics your natural wrist angle. The long bar extensions are great with a layer of cotton tape. They're stiff, as good bars should be. The welding is clean. If you are in the market for an Alt bar, this is the best on the market, and the price is unreal. Plus, they're off road rated. For what it's worth, I've set up every style o f Jones bar, Moloko bars, and Terminal bars. These are the most comfortable.
I've had these a year now on my cannondale grocery getter, and I can't imagine riding without them.
I'm buying 2 more sets to put on my cyclocross bike, and my bar whip.
Believe the hype!